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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Feb 23, 2008 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Memory from your first GD show....

What was your first Grateful Dead show??

The Knick, Albany, NY, 1993-03-29
Taking the experience all in.


Whats your best memory from your first Grateful Dead show?

Aside from it being my first Dead show... I remember driving 3-hours in a poring rainstorm to get there from eastern MA.

Set II openers...
Here Comes Sunshine >
Looks Like Rain >
Box Of Rain

Driving 3-hours back...

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: Feb 23, 2008 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

San Francisco Civic 1-28-87

Besides the show which was personally memorable (though horrid in retrospect)...

I remember being properly tripped out by the woman with the winged helmet that used to play weird songs on keyboard with special effects on her vocals in the lot.

I also will never forget going to Fort Point after the show late at night (where Kim Novak jumps into the water in Vertigo) and just running around happily freaking like the young freaks we were.

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Feb 23, 2008 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....


January 1967 GG Park at the Human Be In..don't remember a lot, but I was never the same since.


Jim

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Poster: ghostofghostofrbnw Date: Feb 24, 2008 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

9.2.79 At Augusta Civic Center....after the show when was walking through the courtyard of the Holiday Inn by the pool I looked up at guy on the balcony and he said 'what's up man' and I froze and replied ' great show...thx a lot' for it was the man himself he just waved and walked back into his room. I was blown away....I talked to Jerry...oh the memories...hence Richbutnotwealthy

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 23, 2008 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

Hartford 1984. Freshman in HS. I remember lots of hacky sack.

Also the next day my freshman soccer coach who was at the show told us there was no true encore because the fire marshall was closing them down. The love light is an extension of NFA if you listen

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Poster: mauicharlie Date: Feb 25, 2008 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

Chinese new year 86

My oh my myyyy my my my!!!!!

My first show, and the first monkey and the engineer in 18 years (I just happen to be a monkey according to the Chinese calender!)

It changed my life... We miss you J...

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 23, 2008 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

5/7/77. Saw my best friend from grade school who I hadn't seen since leaving the area after 5th grade.It had been 6 or 7 years. Admittedly, did not remember until my brother who was also at the how, reminded me about it several years later. Damn cid. I sent him a copy of the show about 3 years ago after discovering this site.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Feb 23, 2008 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

show off...

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Poster: JodyC Date: Feb 23, 2008 6:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

I was just another kid at a concert. Not a head then by any means. Something to do-road trip. Literally!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 23, 2008 10:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

10/10/76 Oakland Coliseum--we had never listened to this band at all . . . turned to my friend about 25 minutes into the show, both of us sharing an expression of bewilderment: El Paso? . . . after first hearing them sing it a LOOONG time earlier, they started singing Dancin in the Streets---again . . . a line in a song during the second set that stuck firmly in my mind for weeks afterward, yet not clearly enough so that I really knew what it was they were saying--it was more the rhythm of the phrase and the energy with which they sang it than the lyric itself--but which made itself clear when my friend bought the album, Garcia: "If the thunder don't get ya, then the lightnin will!" . . . after first hearing a couple of lines about playin in the band--daybreak on the land a LOOONG time earlier, then hearing them--again . . . and Johnny B. Goode

Oops--shared Memories (plural) when the question was about Memory (singular). Sorry

Much of my recollection was far too vague for me to understand the specifics of the show during the days, months, even years following because at the time when I first saw The Grateful Dead, I had no point of reference for me to form a whole lot of associative memories of it.

This post was modified by BryanE on 2008-02-24 06:09:59

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Poster: spacedface Date: Feb 24, 2008 1:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

The hallways at Kaiser. The purple lights and lack thereof spelling messages against the equipment during drums/space.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 23, 2008 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-07-16.sbd.knapp.1316.sbeok.shnf

A hot day in Orchard Park, NY. I have a few good memories from the show. Musically Brent was on fire!! I remember Jerry looking over at him and smiling quite a bit. I also recall how fun the Sugar>Scarlet opener for the second set was and how sweet the Brokedown encore sounded. Still one of my favorite Brokedowns.

My final memory is one i think i may shared here before. Everyone in the group i was with ingested some mushrooms before the show. Well everyone but me. I really wanted to take in as much of the experience as I could and for me that usually meant being relatively sober. Well during the CSN set my good friend leans over to me and says the shrooms are really kicking in. He then says "I am on the edge of reality, I feel like my head is shrinking but I know its not." Took all of my power not to tell him he looked like beetlejuice after he stole the ticket from the witch doctor. I just laughed instead.

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Feb 23, 2008 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

7/16/90 was my first show too. A hot, perfectly clear day in Buffalo. During CSN, I was so perfectly stoned, and I remember thinking during Southern Cross, that this is REAL classic rock and roll.

Then the dead show..... my memories are all good, but with some blackouts. I do remember a great loose lucy, a happy Jerry on the sugar mag to open the 2nd set, and an incredible encore in brokedown.

This post was modified by Yankee9 on 2008-02-24 05:25:05

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 23, 2008 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

9-29-89 Shoreline

Death Don't have No Mercy

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2008 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

I remember driving to Cape Cod with a bunch of high school friends in one of those Giant Buick or Oldsmobile station wagons to see the Grateful Dead, it must have been fall '79. I do not remember the show at all.

I do remember 11/2/79 (second show) because we could barely hear Mississippi Half Step at first - then the sound got turned on and we got a smoking Half-Step > Franklin's, the rest of the show wasn't too shabby either.

;)

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Poster: CompSurfahV2 Date: Feb 23, 2008 3:15pm
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Hmm... I guess I had you pegged for a little younger than that... What do I know?

How's the Fillmore I sent? Enjoying I hope?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2008 3:56pm
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Yes indeed - good stuff

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Poster: ERBIE Date: Feb 24, 2008 3:43pm
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june 27 saratoga ,28 hershy ,30-july 1 jerryweather ,and july 2 pitts ...never been the same since then!!!what a trip

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: Feb 24, 2008 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

The Saratoga of 85 was also my first. Kind head next to us passed a bowl carved from an antler throughout. Having the cassettes have burned the memories into my mind...

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Poster: 2muchtv Date: Feb 24, 2008 8:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

Ha ha, your're not supposed to have a memory of a GD show - you're supposed to be too high! And I was! Lucky for me that show (Seattle) is on the Archive so I CAN have a memory of it :-)

"A couple more shots of whiskey, and these HUSKY girls start lookin' good..." :-)

Thanks Internet Archive!!!

(This message has not been approved by the Office of National Drug Control Policy)

This post was modified by 2muchtv on 2008-02-25 04:40:23

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Feb 25, 2008 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....


Atlanta, 3-24-88. It sucked. I went with the girl I was seeing instead of my friends, so while everyone (I heard later) had found each other and were turning on waayyy up in the top tier, I was panting like a puppy beside the damn girl. I couldn't even enjoy the show, really; this girl was insanely out of my league, and all I could do was scheme about how to ball her before she dumped me.

No, I never did.

I'd like to say I learned a valuable lesson, but I didn't do that either. Damn ass, and the chasing thereof.

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Feb 24, 2008 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

10/12/83 at MSG. Sophomore in HS.. I remember a bunch of people coming into school that day saying the Dead played St Stephen the night before. I thought to myself, So What? That's just a "greatest hit" type tune... Little did I know...

Well, the 12th wasn't too shabby a show. Cold Rain and Snow opener, Revolution closer, and lots of great stuff in between.

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Poster: abilene22 Date: Feb 24, 2008 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Memory from your first GD show....

Winterland 2-23-74.

Wide-eyed sixteen year old. Wake of the Flood had recently been released and I remember thinking please please let me hear some of it live; lo and behold they played stellar versions of WRS/Let it Grow, Row Jimmy, Here Comes Sunshine, Eyes of the World... just heaven sent!